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Table 6 Veterinary remedies

From: Johan Turi’s animal, mineral, vegetable cures and healing practices: an in-depth analysis of Sami (Saami) folk healing one hundred years ago

Species Source Disease Method References
Rangifer tarandus (reindeer) T1 p. 31 dieigečalbmi: eyes turn white, can cause blindness, exacerbated by insects (keratitis?) place a louse and sometimes sulfur in the affected eye A: [13]
C: [8890]
T1 p. 31 no Sami name given: circling disease (listeriosis?) boil bark in water until it is as thick as tar, then smear on the affected area C: [47, 8890]
T1 p. 31- 32 ruodnu: reindeer walks around like it is about to urinate but nothing comes out, pus in urethra, bladder, and intestines (cystitis or pyelonephritis?) boil fish oil, butter, tar, and gunpowder in water and then pour the mixture down the animal’s throat C: [8890]
T1 p. 31- 32 livzzavihki: emaciated, rear end sags (parasitic infection by Elaphostrongylus rangiferi) boil bark in water until it is as thick as tar, then smear on the affected area C: [47, 8890]
T1 p. 31-32 čagarvihki: swelling of reindeer penis (urolithiasis?) boil bark in water until it is as thick as tar, then smear on the affected area C: [47, 8890]
T1 p. 31-32 njunnevihki: muzzle develops scabs, spreads to tongue and mouth, and then to the throat and lungs, fatal (Aphtae epizooticae “foot-and-mouth disease”?) boil bark in water until it is as thick as tar, then smear on the affected area C: [47, 8891]
T1 p. 31-32 geardni: udder develops scabs and swells, eventually falling off. Scabs spread to mouth and lungs and kills the animal (Aphtae epizooticae “footand-mouth disease”?) take hoof fat and boil it with pine or fir resin, then rub the affected areas with the mixture C: [8890]
T1 p. 31-32 šlubbu: swelling and pus in hoof (infectious pododermatitis?) boil bark in water until it is as thick as tar, then smear on the affected area C: [47, 8890]
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) T2 XXXIX dog madness (rabies?) remove a “worm” from under the dog’s tongue* B: [92, 93]
T2 XXXIX parasitic infection give the dog stinking assa (Ferula assafoetida) and sulfur to eat A: [12, 62, 63]
B: [62]
     C: [62, 6466, 78]
  1. *magical treatment.
  2. **accompanying incantaion.
  3. A: mentions of similar remedies used in other cultures.
  4. B: historical commentaries on a particular remedy or technique.
  5. C: research that evaluates the possible efficacy of compounds or techniques described in the remedy.